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The mission of the Middle Tennessee Council, Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

The vision of the Middle Tennessee Council is to foster the character development, citizenship training and physical fitness of young people through an emphasis on outdoor program experiences to prepare them to be responsible, contributing members of society over their lifetime by instilling values based upon those found in the Scout Oath and Law.

Middle Tennessee Council Boy Scouts of America

The MTC,BSA offers five viable unique Scouting programs for youth ages 6-21 in programs of:

  • Cub Scouting - Kindergarten thru 5 or ages 5-10 years

  • Scouts BSA - grades 6 thru 12 or ages 11-18 years

  • STEM Scouts - coeducational, grades 3 thru 12 or ages 8-18 years

  • Venturing - coeducational, between ages 14 and 21

  • Exploring - coeducational, between ages 14 and 21


Each of these programs uses unique and proven methods of youth development and all programs have a foundation of leadership, community service, self reliance and a duty to God and Country.

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  • Scouting Has a Positive Impact on the Youth of Tennessee: In 2022, MTC, BSA served 12,681 youth in Middle Tennessee. MTC volunteers and staff recruited 5,414 new Scouts and their families in 2022. Of the 248 Councils nationwide, the MTC is ranked as the 13th largest Council in the Country.

  • Scouting Programs are Neighborhood Centered Led by Trained Adult Volunteer Mentors: 388 Cub Scout Packs, Scouts BSA Troops, STEM Scout Labs, Explorer Posts and Venture Crews are chartered to churches and community organizations. 6,201 Youth Protection Trained adult volunteers serve as leaders and positive role models for Scouts. Every volunteer leader must be youth protection trained.

  • Eagle Scout, the Highest Rank in Scouting: 291 MTC, BSA Scouts BSA earned the prestigious Eagle rank in 2022. Annually, seven in every 100 Scouts BSA in the MTC, BSA earn this rank, beating the National average of 4%. Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA earned 7,890 Rank Advancements.

  • The MTC Owns Four Camp Reservations: MTC, BSA owns and operates four camping facilities. Each camp provides a different outdoor experience, but all offer opportunities for Scouts and families to explore, learn, have fun, and make memories that will last a lifetime. The camps are Parish Reservation at Rock Island, Grimes Canoe Base on the Buffalo River, Boxwell Scout Reservation on Old Hickory Lake, and Latimer Reservation on the Cumberland Plateau.

  • Council Camping Programs: 9,747 Scouts participated in programs at one of the Council’s four camps. Scouts earned 10,182 Merit Badges as they learned skills, sports, crafts, science, trades, business, and explored future careers that reflect their budding interests.

  • Boxwell Reservation Capital Campaign: A campaign is underway with a goal of $14.5 million. To date, over $6.9 million has been raised. Several priority projects have been completed, or are being completed, including a new Skilled Trades Center, six new shower houses, a new 110th Anniversary Veterans Gateway, significant renovations to the Craig Dining Hall and a new “world class” shotgun range. A new Leadership Center and Dining Hall to replace the old Stahlman Dining Hall and a new Family and Staff Lodge will be built once fundraising for those projects is completed. The Capital Campaign was put on hold in 2020, due to the BSA Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.

  • Scoutreach Initiative: MTC, BSA’s outreach to serve youth of all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds from inner-city Davidson County. Scoutreach aims to keep at-risk children engaged in programs that add value to their lives by teaching them leadership, self-confidence and life and job skills. The Council invested $346,300 towards this initiative serving 617 Scoutreach youth with 251 volunteer adult leaders in 40 different programs or units. In addition, the Council has provided membership scholarships to 668 youth and adults to make Scouting possible to all current and potential members.

  • Service to the Community: Scouts and leaders recorded 20,067 hours of service annually in projects at churches, schools, and other local nonprofit organizations. Based on 2022 Independent Sector Volunteer hour value at $29.95, those service hours translate into a $601,007 investment in local communities. Many of these hours were part of the 291 Eagle Scout service projects completed in 2022.

  • Council Budget: In 2022, the council had an annual budget of $6.3 million. 82% of the Council’s income was used for program services, 18% for management and fundraising support. The Friends of Scouting (FOS) Campaign in 2022 accounted for 36% of the revenue, Camping and Activities: 21.2%, Scout Shop, Product Sales and other: 26.1%, Special Events and Investment Income: 16% and United Way: .7%.



Click here to view and download the MTC 2023 FOS brochure

2022 MTCBSA Annual Report

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